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The Young Dentist Summer Experience

Ages 15-18 London OR Live Online

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Overview

The Young Dentist Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree, fully immersive experience of life working as a dentist in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of dentistry that one can imagine: consulting real-life patients in a dental clinic; conducting dental procedures such as: drilling, taking impressions and suturing in a dental hospital; and attending a private coaching session with dentists and dental students on how to excel in your dental school applications.

Also available on the Summer Experience are immersive visits to a pioneering technology company revolutionising dental technology and telemedicine, and a visit to Kings College London (KCL) Dental School.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful dentist.

Highlights


Immersive Dental Experiences:

  • Shadow the daily routine of real dentists in a dental clinic and a dental hospital
  • Drill, suture and take impressions on phantom heads under the guidance of experienced dentists
  • Take on the role of the consultant and take patient histories from real-patients
  • Attend a private networking event with dentists and dental students at the British Dental Association
  • Delve into specialisms such as orthodontics, surgery and dental public health, and exciting interdisciplinary fields such as dentistry in business, forensic odontology, and clinical trials
  • Prepare for the future by examining the role of technology in dentistry and build connections with your future colleagues

Meet Senior Dentists:

  • Be coached through immersive experiences with dentists who specialise in orthodontics, surgery & maxillofacial surgery, public health and more.
  • Private networking sessions with these dentists who can become vital connections for your future careers.

Personalised Dental School Admission Coaching:

  • Bespoke coaching on how to get into a top dental school: have your credentials reviewed by a dental admissions expert and receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to help you gain admission into your first-choice university
  • Acing the admissions process: personal statements, interviews, UCAT and BMAT assessments and more
  • Excelling at university: take part in a private tour of Kings College London; attend a thought-provoking lecture; discuss your insights with likeminded individuals; and network with leading academics

    Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

    • Attending the Experience demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, public speaking and problem solving, which are highly-valued by top universities
    • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications.

    World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

    • Experience two of the best universities on the planet: King's College London (KCL) and University College London (UCL).
    • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the internship, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

    Design Your Own Internship:

    • Choose to attend the 15-Day, 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience. You can also opt to attend this Summer Experience "Live Online" choosing between the 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.
    • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at University of London’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation. 

    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required; our professionals will give you all the training you need. There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis so encourage you to register as soon as possible.

    The experience will begin on 22nd July 2022. You can choose either the 15-Day Experience, 10-Day Experience or 5-Day Experience.

    The Live Online Summer Experience will begin on 12th August 2022. You can choose either 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.

    Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. Places are highly limited. The only way to guarantee your place is to click 'Register Now' and enter your details.

    In select circumstances, we can offer payment by instalments, which requires a 50% deposit. To speak to a Student Experience Manager about your personal circumstances please click here OR email us at info@investin.org OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

    *Locations only apply to the In-Person Summer Experience. For the Live Online Summer Experience, all sessions where locations are specified will take place virtually.

    Internship Name In-Person 5-Day Summer Experience In-Person 10-Day Summer Experience In-Person 15-Day Summer Experience 'Live Online' 5-Day Summer Experience 'Live Online' 10-Day Summer Experience
    Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15 Days 1-5 Days 1-10
    Shadow senior dentists in a dental clinic and test your communication skills during simulated patient consultations
    Perform a series of timed dexterity exercises, an essential requirement for dental school applications
    Enter a dental teaching hospital and cast impressions, drill teeth and prevent decay on phantom heads
    Conduct and review x-rays on real patients, and advise the best course of treatment
    Experience dentist’s role in public health and clinical trials through an investigative day with dental technologists and forensic odontologists.
    Private networking session at the British Dental Association with top dentists
    Coaching on mastering every aspect of the application and recruitment process for the best jobs in dentistry
    Personalised career coaching: receive a dynamic, bespoke development plan to help you reach the height of your career ambitions
    Training on securing a place to study dentistry at a top-tier university
    Summer Experience (without accommodation or meals)
    £1350

    £2600

    £3750

    £595

    £995
    Additional price for University of London accommodation (private single en-suite rooms) with all meals and guardianship included
    £600

    £1350

    £2100

    n/a

    n/a
    Additional Price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
    £100

    £100

    £100

    n/a

    n/a

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF A DENTIST

    DAY 3 – ENTER THE DENTAL PRACTICE

    DAY 4 – ENTER THE DENTAL HOSPITAL

    DAY 5 – YOUR JOURNEY INTO DENTISTRY

    DAY 6 – THE CONSULTATION CLINIC

    DAY 7 – DENTISTRY BEYOND THE PRACTICE (PART 1)

    DAY 8 – DENTISTRY BEYOND THE PRACTICE (PART 2)

    DAY 9 – DENTISTRY IN LONDON

    DAY 10 – DIGITAL HEALTH & PRIVATE NETWORKING EVENT

    DAY 11 –CAREERMAX

    DAY 12 – ENTER KING’S COLLEGE LONDON

    DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & FURTHER TRAINING

    DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ENTER THE WORKPLACE

    DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE

    2:00pmStart

    Over the next five days, you will obtain essential technical knowledge about teeth and gums, the causes of dental diseases and their treatments, and the common procedures dentists use. Get the chance to step into the shoes of a dentist in the dental practice and hospital, and put your skills to the test during phantom head drilling and case conundrums.

    AfternoonThe Summer Experience Begins

    - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top dentist
    - Keynote speech by the Programme Director: discover what the Summer Experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
    - Immersive group activities: develop crucial dental skills for the Summer Experience ahead, including communication, problem-solving and dexterity
    - Interactive networking session: meet fellow students – talented and ambitious individuals from around the world who can act as prove powerful contacts for your future career

    6:00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF A DENTIST

    10:00amStart

    MorningThe World of a Dentist

    Find out what a day in the life of a dentist is like and the opportunities the career path holds. Obtain the fundamental dental knowledge in preparation for the practical activities in the Summer Experience and your future as a dentist.

    - Stepping into the profession: the demands and expectations
    - The dynamics of a dental practice and dental hospital
    - Carve a tooth: develop the essential dexterity skills needed to succeed
    - Communication skills: learn the basics needed to conduct a patient consultation
    - Become a dental surgeon: stitch and suture wounds

    AfternoonThe Basics of Teeth and Gums

    - Fundamentals of oral health and disease
    - Discover tooth anatomy and the numbering system for teeth
    - Testing for oral hygiene and busting old hygiene myths
    - Find out how oral and physical health are linked
    - Support your patient on the road to pristine oral care

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 3 – ENTER THE DENTAL PRACTICE

    MorningEnter the Dental Practice

    Spend the day at a London dental practice and learn about the most common procedures, skills and equipment involved.

    - Understand the business of dentistry
    - Explore the life of a dental surgery and the most common procedures
    - Experience live demonstrations of oral hygiene and dental photography
    - Conduct and review patient x-rays, discuss the best course of action
    Have your questions answered by experienced dentists

    AfternoonImmersive Dental Simulations

    Face a series of challenges covered in dental training including:

    - Observing and critiquing mock patient consultations
    - Breaking bad news: demonstrate empathy and active listening during an oral trauma case
    - Disease Detective: Find out how dentists identify the cause and treatment of a dental problem
    - Review ethical case studies and argue for or against

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 4 – ENTER THE DENTAL HOSPITAL

    10:00amStart

    MorningThe Dental Hospital

    Enter the dental hospital and improve your dentistry knowledge through practical activities and in-depth explorations of patient cases.

    - Enter a top university teaching hospital in London
    - Gain exposure to a variety of procedures and instruments used throughout a dental career
    - Enter the prosthetics laboratory and learn how to cast impressions
    - Develop your dexterity skills using phantom heads: drill into teeth with decay and prep your patient for a filling

    AfternoonCase Conundrums

    - Step into the shoes of a dentist: oral surgery vs maxillofacial surgery
    - Dental trauma: teeth, mouths, jaws and muscle
    - Review a patient’s data, identify dental injury and initiate treatment
    - Perform the right tests and initiate appropriate treatment to save a tooth
    - Recommend follow-up examinations and treatments

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 5 – YOUR JOURNEY INTO DENTISTRY

    10:00amStart

    MorningDental School Applications

    Prepare yourself for the journey through one of the most competitive professions in healthcare.

    - Hear first-hand from current dental students: expectations vs reality
    - Receive guidance on choosing the right dental school for you
    - Discover the requirements for the compulsory tests for gaining entry into dental school
    - Build an outstanding dental school application and create a ‘winning’ personal statement
    - Work with experts to practice your verbal and written answers to challenging questions with live feedback

    AfternoonDental School Interviews

    - The interview structure: MMIs vs panel
    - Excelling at interviews: receive coaching by dentist who run dental school interviews
    - Become the interviewer: observe and provide feedback on a mock interview
    - Work through a series of stations used in dental school interviews
    - Undertake your own panel interview with a dental professional
    - Receive live personalised feedback and tips

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 6 – THE CONSULTATION CLINIC

    10:00amStart

    Now that you have obtained the essential skills needed to succeed as a dentist, over the next five days you will put your knowledge to the test to consult real patients, enter the disciplinary fields of technology and ontology and attend an exclusive private networking event with top dentists.

    MorningThe Dental Examination

    Apply the knowledge you have obtained so far and step into the shoes of a consultant meeting real patients.

    - Learn how to communicate with patients and investigate their symptoms
    - Obtain the essential knowledge to carry out your own patient consultation
    - You become the patient: share your experiences and feedback with your peers
    - You become the dentist: hold a series of your own patient consultations, following the recommended structure and techniques
    - Consider the best course of action and discuss diagnoses

    AfternoonThe Specialist

    - Meet real patients: perform a follow-up consultation from their initial examination
    - Understand your patients complex needs and address their expectations with caution and care
    - Breaking barriers: analyse their course of treatment, recommend a follow-up plan and communicate finance options
    - Receive live feedback from patients and dentists

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 7 – DENTISTRY BEYOND THE PRACTICE (PART 1)

    10:00amStart

    MorningTechnology and Business in Dentistry

    Enter the business of dentistry and work with forensic odontologists to solve crimes through the inspection of teeth.

    - Visit a top business in the dentistry field
    - Experience the world of a consumer and understand the role of dentists in promoting hygiene products
    - Public promotion: explore how dentists work with brands for community outreach and science and innovation initiatives
    - Ask your questions to those at the forefront of technology and business

    AfternoonForensic Odontology

    - Explore the field of forensic odontology and its application in relation to the dental profession
    - Examine the use of dental records for the identification of human remains in mass disasters
    - Team up with forensic scientists and compare bite marks left on a victim to existing dental records
    - Present your findings to leading forensic scientists and receive live feedback

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 8 – DENTISTRY BEYOND THE PRACTICE (PART 2)

    10:00amStart

    MorningDental Specialities

    Delve into some of the most fundamental specialities in dentistry including surgery, orthodontics and public health, and find out how dentists can be involved with academia, research and clinical trials.

    - The Surgeon: enter the world of oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery
    - The Orthodontist: explore the leading procedures of an orthodontist
    - Public Health: assess the dental needs of a population and create a dental public health plan
    Case studies: discover a variety of niche dental specialities and identify the appropriate course of action

    AfternoonResearch and Clinical Trials

    - Explore research topics within dentistry and the testing of novel treatments, therapies, and diagnostics
    - Practice research ethics and procedures through obtaining patients’ informed consent
    - Learn about the day in the life of a dental researcher and their career options
    - The Hot Seat: experience a simulated consultation with a clinical trial patient
    - Receive feedback from an experienced clinical researcher

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 9 – DENTISTRY IN LONDON

    10:00amStart

    MorningDiscover London’s Dental History

    Explore the history of dentistry in the capital city and understand developments that have significantly improved the dental health of populations.

    - Explore the dynamic capital of the United Kingdom through a dental walking tour of London
    - Learn about the development of dentistry in the UK through a visit to the British Dental Association
    - Identify key dental buildings and their history
    - Visit some of the most fascinating dental and medical museums in London

    AfternoonLondon’s Future Dentists

    - Meet and network with current dental students from London universities
    - Discover how a dental school student spends their free time
    - Gain exposure to state-of-the art dental school facilities
    - Opportunities to network and get to know your future dental colleagues

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 10 – DIGITAL HEALTH & PRIVATE NETWORKING EVENT

    10:00amStart

    MorningTechnology in Dentistry

    Prepare for the digital and technological future of dentistry and learn about dental telemedicine and the latest innovations.

    - Find out how the technological revolution is changing dentistry
    - Explore the evolution of digital health, latest innovations and what the future holds
    - Discover the impact of COVID-19 on traditional dental practice and the increasing use of telemedicine
    - Ask your questions to those at the forefront of these fields

    AfternoonPrivate Networking Event

    - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
    - Take part in a private networking session with top dentists at the British Dental Association
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 11 –CAREERMAX

    10:30amStart

    Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job: i) securing a place at a top-tier dental school ii) excelling in your studies iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and procuring a top job in dentistry post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes.

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in dentistry.

    - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonThe Admissions Process

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next.

    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with dental admissions officers, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 12 – ENTER KING’S COLLEGE LONDON

    10:30amStart

    MorningWelcome to University!

    Congratulations! You have been accepted into your first-choice university – it’s time to start preparing.

    - University tour: private tour of a top dental school led by students, who will guide you through the abundant opportunities available to you there
    - Academic lecture: meet academics from the Department of Dentistry and experience a university-style lecture
    - Meet the university team: attend an exclusive networking lunch with students and academics from the Department of Dentistry

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Dental Student

    - Your guide to dental clinical placements: what to expect and how to make the most of it
    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals
    - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & FURTHER TRAINING

    10:30amStart

    MorningGraduate Entry Admissions

    You’re in your final year of an undergraduate degree and are thinking about applying for graduate entry dentistry.

    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and the impetus it can add to your graduate admissions
    - Killer personal statements: crack the code to the perfect personal statement with industry recruitment experts and hear from dental admissions officers on what they are looking for in graduate candidate personal statements
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions

    AfternoonPost-Graduate Options

    You are about to finish your dentistry course and are curious about what comes next.

    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - Postgraduate specialist training and dental foundation training options: know what lies in the path ahead
    - NHS vs. private dental practices: understand the requirements and how to apply for these
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at the NHS as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ENTER THE WORKPLACE

    10:30amStart

    MorningOn the Job

    Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a dentistry foundation training place or further specialist treatment and are about to enter the workplace.

    - Discover different dental specialities: orthodontics, oral surgery, dental public health, and more
    - Performance tests: Assess your manual dexterity, clinical judgement, and emotional resilience and receive feedback on your performance
    - The dental team: How dentists, dental nurses, and dental technicians collaborate in the workplace

    AfternoonThe Group Exercise: A multidisciplinary team

    - Real-life case study: Investigate an uptick in unusual animal deaths, dental decay and blackened teeth, tumours and birth defects, and other unusual symptoms in a rural population
    - Investigate the above public health crisis from the perspective of a dentist and propose solutions
    - Meet your multidisciplinary team, establish members’ individual strengths and areas of expertise and work together to identify the cause of disease
    - Teamwork: master the art of managing discussions as you approach the problem from different angles, collate evidence, and put together a holistic action plan
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively, collect evidence, create a new diagnostic criterion, and propose curative and prevention treatment plans
    - Present and defend your findings in this unprecedented case and compare the avenues pursued in real-life

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    10:30amStart

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 14 group exercise, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the Programme Director

    1:00pmClose

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF A DENTIST

    DAY 2 – WORKING IN A DENTAL PRACTICE

    DAY 3 – YOUR JOURNEY INTO DENTISTRY

    DAY 4 – DEVELOPMENTS IN DENTISTRY

    DAY 5 – DENTAL SPECIALTIES AND PRIVATE NETWORKING

    DAY 6 – CAREERMAX

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS AND FURTHER TRAINING

    DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ENTER THE WORKPLACE

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF A DENTIST

    11:00amStart

    Over the next five days, you will obtain essential technical knowledge about teeth and gums, the causes of dental diseases and their treatments, and the common procedures dentists use. Get the chance to step into the shoes of a dentist, see what life is like in a dental practice, explore the different dental specialities and experience the technological advancements happening in dentistry today.

    MorningThe Summer Experience Begins

    - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top dentist
    - Keynote speech by the Programme Director: discover what the Summer Experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
    - Immersive group activities: develop crucial dental skills for the Summer Experience ahead, including communication, problem-solving and dexterity
    - Interactive networking session: meet fellow students – talented and ambitious individuals from around the world who can act as prove powerful contacts for your future career

    AfternoonThe Basics of Teeth and Gums

    - Fundamentals of oral health and disease
    - Discover tooth anatomy and the numbering system for teeth
    - Testing for oral hygiene and busting old hygiene myths
    Find out how oral and physical health are linked
    - Support your patient on the road to pristine oral care

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 2 – WORKING IN A DENTAL PRACTICE

    11:00amStart

    MorningThe Dental Practice

    Today you will understand what life is like in a dental practice and learn about the most common procedures, skills and equipment involved.

    - Understand the business of dentistry
    - Explore the life of a dental surgery and the most common procedures
    - Conduct and review patient x-rays, discuss the best course of action
    - Have your questions answered by experienced dentists

    AfternoonImmersive Dental Simulations

    Face a series of challenges covered in dental training including:

    - Observing and critiquing mock patient consultations
    - Breaking bad news: demonstrate empathy and active listening during an oral trauma case
    - Disease Detective: Find out how dentists identify the cause and treatment of a dental problem

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 3 – YOUR JOURNEY INTO DENTISTRY

    11:00amStart

    MorningDental School Applications

    Prepare yourself for the journey through one of the most competitive professions in healthcare.

    - Hear first-hand from current dental students: expectations vs reality
    - Receive guidance on choosing the right dental school for you
    - Discover the requirements for the compulsory tests for gaining entry into dental school
    - Build an outstanding dental school application and create a ‘winning’ personal statement
    - Work with experts to practice your verbal and written answers to challenging questions with live feedback

    AfternoonDental School Interviews

    - The interview structure: MMIs vs panel
    - Excelling at interviews: receive coaching by dentist who run dental school interviews
    - Become the interviewer: observe and provide feedback on a mock interview
    - Work through a series of stations used in dental school interviews
    - Undertake your own panel interview with a dental professional
    - Receive live personalised feedback and tips

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 4 – DEVELOPMENTS IN DENTISTRY

    11:00amStart

    MorningTechnology, Business & Public Health

    Today will expose you to the business of dentistry, technological innovations, and will test your judgement through a series of dental case conundrums.

    - Experience how cutting-edge digital technology has improved dental health
    - Understand first-hand the technological revolution happening in dental care
    - Experience the world of a consumer and understand the role of dentists in promoting hygiene products
    - Public promotion: explore how dentists work with brands for community outreach and science and innovation initiatives
    - Ask your questions to those at the forefront of technology and business

    AfternoonCase Conundrums

    - Step into the shoes of a dentist: oral surgery vs maxillofacial surgery
    - Dental trauma: teeth, mouths, jaws and muscle
    - Review a patient’s data, identify dental injury and initiate treatment
    - Perform the right tests and initiate appropriate treatment to save a tooth
    - Recommend follow-up examinations and treatments

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 5 – DENTAL SPECIALTIES AND PRIVATE NETWORKING

    11:00amStart

    MorningDental Specialities

    Enter the world of dental specialties and explore the life of surgeons, orthodontists, and public health experts. Conclude the day with private networking of dentists in these fields.

    - The Surgeon: enter the world of oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery
    - The Orthodontist: explore the leading procedures of an orthodontist
    - Public Health: assess the dental needs of a population and create a dental public health plan
    - Case studies: discover a variety of niche dental specialities and identify the appropriate course of action

    AfternoonCareer Coaching and Private Networking Event

    - Take part in a private networking session with top dentists
    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Coaching from experienced dentists on what you can do now to stand out in the future
    - Have your burning questions answered and receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 6 – CAREERMAX

    11:00amStart

    Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job: i) securing a place at a top-tier dental school ii) excelling in your studies iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and procuring a top job in dentistry post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes.

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in dentistry.

    - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonThe Admissions Process

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next.

    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with dental admissions officers, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    11:00amStart

    MorningWelcome to University!

    Congratulations! You have been accepted into your first-choice university – it’s time to start preparing.

    - University life: experience a day in the life of a university student and be guided through the array of opportunities available to you at university
    - University forum: attend an exclusive networking session with students from a range of top-tier universities and have all your burning questions answered
    - Academic lecture: meet academics from the Department of Dentistry and experience a university-style lecture

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Dental Student

    - Your guide to dental clinical placements: what to expect and how to make the most of it
    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals
    - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS AND FURTHER TRAINING

    11:00amStart

    MorningGraduate Entry Admissions

    You’re in your final year of an undergraduate degree and are thinking about applying for graduate entry dentistry.

    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and the impetus it can add to your graduate admissions
    - Killer personal statements: crack the code to the perfect personal statement with industry recruitment experts and hear from dental admissions officers on what they are looking for in graduate candidate personal statements
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions

    AfternoonPost-Graduate Options

    You are about to finish your dentistry course and are curious about what comes next.

    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - Postgraduate specialist training and dental foundation training options: know what lies in the path ahead
    - NHS vs. private dental practices: understand the requirements and how to apply for these
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at the NHS as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ENTER THE WORKPLACE

    11:00amStart

    MorningOn the Job

    Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a dentistry foundation training place or further specialist treatment and are about to enter the workplace.

    - Discover different dental specialities: orthodontics, oral surgery, dental public health, and more
    - Performance tests: Assess your manual dexterity, clinical judgement, and emotional resilience and receive feedback on your performance
    - The dental team: How dentists, dental nurses, and dental technicians collaborate in the workplace

    AfternoonThe Group Exercise: A Multidisciplinary Team

    - Real-life case study: Investigate an uptick in unusual animal deaths, dental decay and blackened teeth, tumours and birth defects, and other unusual symptoms in a rural population
    - Investigate the above public health crisis from the perspective of a dentist and propose solutions
    - Meet your multidisciplinary team, establish members’ individual strengths and areas of expertise and work together to identify the cause of disease
    - Teamwork: master the art of managing discussions as you approach the problem from different angles, collate evidence, and put together a holistic action plan
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively, collect evidence, create a new diagnostic criterion, and propose curative and prevention treatment plans
    - Present and defend your findings in this unprecedented case and compare the avenues pursued in real-life

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    10:30amStart

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 9 group exercise, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan

    AfternoonProject Launchpad

    - Take off into your future: choose between five bespoke challenges designed to develop core skills in dentistry, building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top dentist
    - The project launchpad competition: take on your peers in order to win an exclusive prize, attend an awards ceremony in central London and embellish your CV with a standout extra-curricular experience
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the programme director

    4:30pmClose

    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    22nd July - 5th August 2022

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

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    In-Person

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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    In-Person

    22nd July - 5th August 2022

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

    Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

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    Online

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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    AmbitionX

    As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

    COVID-19 Group

    We do not anticipate any Covid-related issues preventing us from delivering the in-person programme. Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic (including during the summers of 2020 and 2021), with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

    In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 

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